*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
+ Alaska Airlines: Water from a box? Alaska Airlines swaps single-use plastic bottles for eco-friendly brand, the first in the industry to move completely away from plastic for its water service – will eliminate about 32 million plastic water bottles and 22 million plastics cups per year from Alaska flights
+ Office of Gov. Jay Inslee: Statement on vaccine approval for 5-to 11-year-olds
+ JOLT News: Washington among hotspots for catalytic converter thefts – Thurston County not immune
+ Habitat for Humanity: Give Local early access before November 8.
+ The Chronicle (Centralia): Letter to the Editor – Opposition to Critical Race Theory Isn’t What It Seems
*** NATONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
Salon: A U.S. Military Jury Is Seeking Clemency for a Guantánamo Detainee – “Torture doesn’t work. And the use of it, as well as the cover-up by two administrations and the crude endorsement by a man who would be president, is one of the greatest moral stains on America’s reputation in its long history of moral stains. And this one happened on our watch.”
The Washington Post via MSN: Europe’s hottest summer on record would have been ‘almost impossible’ without human-induced climate change. Scientists say it could recur every three years. Ed. note: the U.S. is also in the cross-hairs.
*** POLITICAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
MSNBC’s The Last Word: Democratic adviser explains why Youngkin didn’t thank Trump for his victory in Virginia
MSNBC’s Maddow Blog: McConnell’s flawed case against the Voting Rights Advancement Act – Mitch McConnell’s case against the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act is so awful that it’s insulting to Americans’ intelligence.
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
The AP via The Seattle Times: Months after raid, review of seized Giuliani files continues